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This course provides students with an in-depth investigation of cross-cultural issues and perspectives in the field of psychology. Students learn to identify and consider cultural and systemic variables in psychological theory, research, and practice. Multicultural issues, social dynamics, social justice, and valued diversity are emphasized.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Discuss the scope of diverse populations.
Describe how being a part of a diverse population influences an individual’s personal psychology.
Examine the evolution of multicultural psychology.
Describe emerging issues in multicultural psychology.
Identify instances of ethnocentricity in psychological theories.
Identify considerations unique to multicultural psychological research.
Summarize research strategies in social psychology.
Evaluate the effect of group influence on the self using classic and contemporary literature.
Differentiate between prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.
Analyze the concept of social bias.
Explain the differences between subtle and blatant bias.
Identify strategies that can be used to overcome social biases.
Define key concepts of multiculturalism.
Explain cultural characteristics of diverse populations.
Identify issues related to multicultural diversity.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.